We were challenging our students at the start of this year along the lines of the twelve men of Israel in Joshua 4: they took up twelve stones from the midst of the Jordan river, and planted them in the Promised Land. It was a statement, symbolizing their arrival. These stones became a memorial. ItContinue reading ““A Great, Transforming 2020 Vision””
When it’s all been sobbed and shouted, When the would-be stars have touted, When the tenors rest from soaring, and the people stop ignoring All the the silver bells a-tinkling in the stillness of the evening; One thing is uncontested, with our fondest dreams express-ed, Amy’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
I was just snapping the picture — a bright summer shot of Ruth under hanging petunias in North Vancouver — when a UFO floated into my space. An Unidentified Female Object. She was in a slow orbit, quite oblivious to her immediate environment — communicating with some headquarters far away, texting and receiving messages whileContinue reading “Eclipsed by a Text-Messager!”
We are blessed with a boisterous African Bulbul or two around the property, Pycnonotus barbatus, one of the world’s great songsters. The tunes start at daybreak: “Mogadishu! Mogadishu!” … as though to remind us that the two-million citizens of Somalia’s capital need some prayerful thoughts today — which most days would just have to beContinue reading ““It’s Only Beauty is It’s Song.””
Canada Day, 2016 — “Canada is Like the White Rhino.” When you don’t live in Canada much, you appreciate it all the more when you drop in. A place where things work. Where you can take something back if you don’t like it. Where you know the law protects you against wrongful arrest and aContinue reading ““Canada and The White Rhino” — Canada Day, 2016″
“CHILI PEPPERS, CAPPUCCINOS — AND A TIMELY SUNDAY TEXT” We were at Cappuccino’s, the only establishment open that Sunday evening at the Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria. Their Romana pizza looked like the perfect end to the day. But not so fast: under the pepperoni on this Romana lies a land mine of trouble. Chunks of hotContinue reading ““Chili Peppers!””
Mayuka celebrates with a back-flip!
Wow, when our Chipolopolo National Team won the Africa Cup of Nations this month, it was celebration time in Zambia! Our man about Campus, Simon, said the good people of Kamatipa went running out of their doors around midnight, when the winning shot was fired! On to the streets they poured — not to returnContinue reading ““Victory!””
What a game! We took out Ivory Coast with some outstanding goaltending by Mweene… and some great all round team work. Who deserves primary credit? How about Coach Renard? Him with the white shirts. One outstanding piece of work!
Opening up a new blog site!